The Next Generation of Alumni Groups
23 September 2013
Henley’s alumni network is truly global: the latest analysis of the alumni data by the Alumni Relations team found alumni contacts in 153 different countries, with 35 of these countries having substantial clusters of over 100 alumni.
Henley’s alumni network is truly global: the latest analysis of the alumni data by the Alumni Relations team found alumni contacts in 153 different countries, with 35 of these countries having substantial clusters of over 100 alumni. The international alumni associations and groups, led by alumni volunteers, play a key part in connecting this network. This strength was one of the contributing factors that led to The Economist listing Henley Business School as the No. 1 in potential to network in its MBA ranking.
The Henley Alumni Relations team is currently working with the existing associations and groups to further strengthen the network. As part of this we are looking for more alumni volunteers who would be willing to start new alumni groups (formal or informal, as locally suitable) in countries where we don’t currently have groups. If you are interested in volunteering and learning more about what’s involved, the Alumni Relations team would love to hear from you. Please also get in touch if you would like to connect with a local group, whether you have recently moved abroad, are a new graduate or would simply like to make some new contacts.
In addition to the international volunteers the Alumni Relations team is also looking to revive some of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). We are particularly looking for alumni volunteers who would like to become involved with SIGs covering areas such as entrepreneurship, finance, and emerging markets and international business.
Reflecting the diversity of programmes from across the Business School, the Alumni Relations team is also planning to launch a special group for Henley alumni from pre-experience programmes who have graduated in the last 10 years. The aim of this SIG will be to encourage and support early career alumni to build and maintain their professional networks. It will be called Henley10 and we are looking for a committee of Henley pre-experience alumni who will help to get this group started over the coming months. If you are interested and would like to volunteer or just find out more about our plans for Henley10, please contact the Alumni Relations team.